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Women’s basketball gets into the win column

Women’s basketball gets into the win column

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Junior forward Uriah Howard led the way for the women’s basketball team, on the way to  earning the team’s first win of the season with a 66-45 victory over Eastern Oregon. Howard scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists. The Eagles did not trail in the game and led...

Losses keep piling up for EWU volleyball

Losses keep piling up for EWU volleyball

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Volleyball

As injuries mount and losses pile up, it’s clear that this is not the type of first season EWU volleyball head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud might have had in mind. With just two games remaining in the regular season, the Eagles (8-20, 0-16) have yet to win a conference game, and have lost 17 matches...

No doubt about it

No doubt about it

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

Elation, excitement and relief became more visible with each turnover and subsequent score during the second half of EWU’s 59-20 win over UC Davis last Saturday. As the deficit between the teams grew, it became clear that the Big Sky standings would be evened to a three-way tie for first place,...

Old guard among Eagle sharpshooters

Old guard among Eagle sharpshooters

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Sports, Sports Showcase

Basketball blood Basketball is a part of senior guard Ty Gibson’s family. His mom, Kathy Gibson, was the head coach of the Issaquah High School girls team for 15 years, and his sister is now in her second year as assistant coach of Linfield College, after concluding her career as a player. As ...

Veterans recognized on the ice

Veterans recognized on the ice

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Hockey, Sports

On Veteran’s Day schools and workplaces around the country take pause to recognize those who have served in the military and armed forces, among those being service members are a number of EWU students, staff and alumni. Two players on the EWU hockey team, Zac Mindermann and Bobby LaRue, are a part...

Eagles fall with fourth quarter woes

Eagles fall with fourth quarter woes

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Jessica McDowell-White hit four 3-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds in her EWU debut, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles fell 63-51 in their season opener against Gonzaga. “It’s not where we want to be,” head coach Wendy Schuller said. “We saw some good things from us, especially on the...

Eagles batter Aggies in second half

Eagles batter Aggies in second half

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Showcase, Sports

With the year’s first snowfall comes the fact that winter is coming, and games on the football schedule become increasingly important. EWU welcomed UC Davis—the last undefeated team in the Big Sky—to Cheney with freezing temperatures and a blowout the Aggies will want to soon forget. The...

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

Freshman Ashley Valdivieso boarded a Southwest Airlines Co. flight to Ogden, Utah for the Big Sky soccer tournament after most of her teammates, and sat in an exit row in the middle of the plane, with all of the other players in the back. She awoke from a nap to find the woman across the aisle from her...

Top five showdown for first place in Big Sky

Top five showdown for first place in Big Sky

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

A group of 27 seniors will stand and be honored on the Inferno this Saturday, in the midst of a clash between Big Sky title hopefuls and FCS championship contenders. Head coach Aaron Best said that it will be a special moment when this group of seniors take the field on Saturday. “It can be kind...

Kapri Morrow has big goals for women’s hoops

Kapri Morrow has big goals for women’s hoops

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Violet Kapri Morrow has enjoyed a decorated basketball career. From being named an all-star in high school to being an All-Big Sky Third Team member lasts season, her list of accomplishments has steadily grown. This year, her sights are set on the team’s ultimate objective. “I’m expecting...

Eagles face tough nonconference schedule

Eagles face tough nonconference schedule

By Taylor Newquist & Drew Lawson, Sports Editor - Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Women

Women host Zags The EWU women’s basketball team tips off its regular season against Gonzaga on Sunday, with tipoff scheduled for 2:05 p.m. at Reese Court. The two teams have squared off 45 times, with Gonzaga holding the all-time series lead 32-13. The Eagles haven’t defeated the Bulldogs sin...

Women start slow and finish strong in opening exhibition

Women start slow and finish strong in opening exhibition

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

Senior guard Violet Kapri Morrow scored 27 points and pulled in 12 rebounds as the EWU women’s basketball team won its exhibition match over Simon Fraser University 72-66 Sunday afternoon. “It’s good to get the kinks out a little bit,” head coach Wendy Schuller said after the game. “We obviously...

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